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sumyas food from royal canin large breed puppy to royal canin boxer 26. . i graded the large breed puppy food and it scored  a lot lower than i would have liked. it got C,. however the boxer formula got an A+. i also notice that some times sumya stools are soft, she sheds alot, and gets splotchy red bumps on her ears and bumps on her head. i am thinking it could be from too much corn and chicken meal in her food.i know on the bag it says for boxers 15 month plus but she is only 10 months. think it would be ok to switch?  :-/
 

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Odin is 11 months today. We just finished transitioning him onto boxer formula 26. He's coat looks amazing and his shedding has gone done considerably if not stopped completely. He WAS farting a lot during the transition but that has stopped. I love it... I think it would be okay to switch... we did. We were on Nutro Puppy Lamb (Meal) & Rice... losers changed their formula and Odin was shedding badly along with LOOSE stools. He's MUCH better now though.
 

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Britney has done well on RC Junior 32 which was what the breeder used from the start and all her dogs here in Thailand. Her coat is very nice but her stool is sometimes loose but since I stopped mixing the water now that she is 12 weeks her stool has really improved and much firmer.

I recently wrote RC in USA and they said they recommend large breed puppy 32 - therefore I am switching her to that. They also said they do recommend at 15 months Boxer 26. I have heard allot of good feedback on Boxer 26 on the internet. Also as you say it is rated very high. One plus is the shape of the kibble so it makes the boxer chew more frequently than other types of kibble. Pushed in noses tend to just swallow their food and we all know how sensitive a boxers digestion is!  I posted the link to the Boxer 26 research video a couple days back that is worth watching which explains allot of detail on the food and their research. Food for thought!
 

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Guidelines are guidelines and IMO breed select (large, puppy senior) are marketing ploys.  You should base again IMO your selections on two things when choosing a food.  The ingredients as well as the protein level given the age of the puppy.    IMO I think corn has no real use in dog food for they get no nutritional values out of it and its harder for them to digest.  I like to see the corn replaced with brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potato, potato, or barley.  These are carbs that are easier for the dog to process.

So I dont buy into marketing, but rather on what is put into the foods.  Top 5 ingredients are always what to look for since that is the majority of whats in your kibble!!   RC used to add corn to their boxer 26 formula, but since then got smart and removed it due to corn being a big alergyn for the boxer.  However if I had a dane and liked the ingred in boxer 26, I feed it to him too!!!  ha ha ha.   So good luck in your food switch:)
 

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Guidelines are guidelines and IMO breed select (large, puppy senior) are marketing ploys.  You should base again IMO your selections on two things when choosing a food.  The ingredients as well as the protein level given the age of the puppy.    IMO I think corn has no real use in dog food for they get no nutritional values out of it and its harder for them to digest.  I like to see the corn replaced with brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potato, potato, or barley.  These are carbs that are easier for the dog to process.

So I dont buy into marketing, but rather on what is put into the foods.  Top 5 ingredients are always what to look for since that is the majority of whats in your kibble!!   RC used to add corn to their boxer 26 formula, but since then got smart and removed it due to corn being a big alergyn for the boxer.  However if I had a dane and liked the ingred in boxer 26, I feed it to him too!!!  ha ha ha.   So good luck in your food switch:)
I agree... we feed Odin the Boxer Formula because it is great food, easy to find and cheap... NOT because it is Boxer specific. If you look at the ones they sell for other larger dogs the kibble is ALSO the same shape.  I was surprised at how big the kibble was actually... but I think that's great! Now of course their Chihuahua Formula has different kibble... lol...

Anyway, we buy it because of location, price and most important... rating... of course if it didn't settle well with him we would stop giving it to him. We love it!
 

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i am also considering the castor and pollux food that zhanna had mentioned, the ingredients seemed to be pretty good but it is a little more pricey..i think that so far food related issues seem to be one of the top things that boxer owners struggle with.
 
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